Vegan mince pies recipe

Vegan mince pies recipe

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Mince pies are a must-have at Christmas, and this simple vegan mince pie recipe means everyone can enjoy them this festive season. With a touch of maple syrup sweetness and filled with easy ready-made mincemeat, these are the perfect speedy Christmas bake. See method

  • Makes 12
  • 20 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 254 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 225g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 65g white vegetable fat, cubed
  • 65g dairy-free sunflower spread
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free milk, such as soya or almond
  • 411g jar mincemeat (vegan)
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1070kj
    254kcal
    13%
  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    22g 25%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 38.8g Protein 2.2g Fibre 1.2g

Method

  1. For the pastry, combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the vegetable fat and margarine and rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix in 1 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tbsp dairy-free milk until the mixture comes together in large lumps, then bring together with your hands and knead gently in the bowl to make a smooth dough. Cover and leave to rest for 20 mins.
  3. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Roll the pastry out on a floured surface to the thickness of a pound coin. Cut out 12 x 8cm rounds using a plain or crinkle-edge cutter and gently press into a 12-hole tin.
  4. Spoon 1 tbsp mincemeat into each pastry base. Re-roll the pastry trimmings and cut out 12 x 6cm assorted festive shapes then use to top the pies.
  5. Mix the remaining maple syrup and dairy-free milk together and brush over the pastry shapes to glaze. Bake for 25 mins until lightly golden. Leave to cool for 10 mins before carefully removing from the tins and transferring to a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Tip: For a citrusy twist, add the finely grated zest of 1 medium orange to the pastry mix before you add the maple syrup and milk.

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